Just days after Tesla has announced another round of price cuts in the U.S., German automaker Audi has also begun offering discounts on its 2023 RS e-tron GT and standard GT electric vehicles (EVs) in the market.
Audi is offering a discount on the 2023 RS e-tron GT of $20,000 as of this week, along with deals dropping the price on the standard 2023 e-tron GT by $12,500, as reported by X user Sawyer Merritt in a post on Friday. Audi shared the news of the National Customer Credit in a message to its dealerships, and you can qualify for the price cut when buying or leasing one of the vehicles (via Cars Direct).
The discount marks a 14-percent discount for the RS e-tron GT, and its announcement comes just a few days after EV leader Tesla cut prices on its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.
Following the discount, the 2023 RS e-tron GT starts at $122,900, while the standard RS e-tron starts at around $93,900. However, the company also notes on its website that its dealership locations determine final prices. The standard e-tron GT is rated for up to 238 miles of range, while the RS e-tron GT offers up to 232 miles.
Currently, Tesla’s rear-wheel-drive Model 3 starts at $38,990 in the U.S., while the RWD Model Y is priced beginning at $43,990. The automaker’s higher-end Model S sedan and Model X SUV start at $74,990 and $79,990, respectively, or buyers can upgrade to the Model S Plaid or the Model X Plaid, both starting at $89,990.
The Model S Plaid offers a range of 396 miles, while the Model X Plaid is rated for up to 333 miles of range. Alternatively, the base-level Tesla Model S offers up to 405 miles of range, while the entry-level Model X is rated for up to 348 miles. Depending on which trim you go with, the Tesla Model 3 can be purchased with between 272 and 333 miles of range, while the Model Y offers between 260 and 330 miles of range.
The news comes after Audi was one of a handful of automakers that didn’t respond to Tesla’s price cuts earlier this year and just a few months after the Volkswagen-owned automaker announced plans to establish a production facility in Mexico.